Creighton’s Albert measures Hinkle hoop like Ollie in ‘Hoosiers’

Creighton junior guard Malik Albert was an NJCAA Division II First Team All-American last season.
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Aside from being one of the most iconic venues in all of college basketball, Butler’s Hinkle Fieldhouse is known for its appearance in the 1986 movie ‘Hoosiers’.

In one of the film’s most notable scenes, Norman Dale, coach of the underdog Hickory High School, uses a measuring stick to show his players that the floor inside the massive arena is no different than the floor in the gymnasium they play on back at home. Ollie, the diminutive reserve point guard, gets on the shoulders of a teammate to measure the hoop.

Creighton is in Indianapolis this week to face Butler. Twenty years after the basketball classic was released, Creighton reserve guard Malik Albert gave the height of the hoops a second opinion after the team’s shootaround on Monday. Unlike Ollie, Albert needed no assistance.

Albert, a 6-foot-1 junior college transfer, is averaging 2.3 points and 1.3 assists per game off the bench for the Bluejays.

Creighton, which won the first meeting of the season, 72-64, back on Jan. 23, is set to take on the Bulldogs in a rematch on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. EST on FS1.

(h/t BluejayMBB)